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MARCH 2016

 

 

This special edition March issue was curated by Toronto's Gallery on Wade and includes artists Rosalie H Maheux, David B. Jang, and Carlo Cesta in conversation with  Olivia Ramos.

Rosalie H. Maheux

Sacred Circle XV, 2015

collage; paper on cardboard

32 x 32 in.

 

Jang in conversation with Ramos.

David B Jang

17a Subjectivity Value

105x444x150 Dimensions Variable

Window Blinds Steel Electric Motor and Programmable Circuit Board

Cesta in conversation with Ramos.

Carlo Cesta

Monsterhome, 1992

Steel and Plexi-glass

36 x 36 in.

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Rosalie H. Maheux

 

Rosalie H. Maheux was born in small town on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River, Québec, Canada in 1988. She now lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and pursues a multidisciplinary practice with a particular interest in sculpture and two dimensional work. Her work addresses feminist issues through the use of humour and irony, which she uses to question contemporary society, behaviour, thinking, language and perversion. She plays with commonly recognized symbols and icons that she shifts and hybridizes in order for new meanings to emerge. H. Maheux obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts - Specialist in Studio (Fine Arts) with High Distinction from the University of Toronto, at Scarborough, Ontario. Her work has been recently presented in a solo show titled "The Other Ceremony", at the James Contemporary Gallery in Toronto (2015). Selected and juried group shows include "30 Under 30", at the John B. Aird Gallery (Toronto), "Video Fever 2015" at Trinity Square Video (Toronto) and  “Sidewalkscreenings.MOV 2015" at Whipper Snapper Gallery (Toronto). Recently, some selected pieces have been part of Scope Miami Beach 2015, presented by Gallery on Wade, from Toronto, Ontario.

 

 

 

David B. Jang

 

Los Angeles-based sculptor. Known for inventive kinetic installations employing hacked consumer electronics and subverted household appliances. David Jang was born in Seoul, Korea, He received a BFA from College of Visual Arts, St Paul, Minnesota.

 

Consumer materials and electronics, with their life’s instructions literally coded into their mother boards, are the building blocks of Jang’s practice. He examines and remixes these codes to discover the hidden subtexts and hierarchies they uphold. By deconstruct, re-program and re-constitute industrial and commercial cast-offs to reveal new relationships, as described by critic Peter Frank, “at once hilarious, frightening, charming and strangely reassuring.”

 

Jang’s exhibitions have been shown nationally and internationally at Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Laguna Art Museum (California), Museum of Art and History (California), Nagasaki Museum of fine art (Japan), Paju kyoha art center (Korea), Shone-show Gallery (China), Heritage Art Center (Philippines), Municipal Art Gallery (Los Angeles), Palos Verdes Art Center (California), Los Angeles Art Association (Los Angeles), Seongbuk Cultural Foundation (Korea), Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion (San Francisco), Locust Projects (Miami), LA Art Show (Los Angeles), AAF (Germany, Netherlands, Canada).

 

Jang has been featured in Wall Street International, Miami New Times, Art Ltd Magazine, HUFFINGTON POST ARTS, Review by art critic Peter Frank, Korean American Magazine, ARTPULSE Magazine, Pipeline international art magazine, Artillery Magazine, KCET Artbound, Korea Times, Coagula Art Magazine, California Contemporary Art Magazine, Art Week LA and Los Angeles Art Show Catalog.

 

 

 

Carlo Cesta

 

Carlo Cesta is a visual artist who lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design in 1980 and was a featured artist of Perspective 94 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (1996), His exhibitions include: Dalgas Underground, Copenhagen, Denmark (1996), Rococo Tattoo (1997), the Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (1997), Slowdownspeedfreak (2001), the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Beyond in Western New York (2005), organized by the Albright Knox Museum

at Hallwalls, Buffalo N.Y., Canadian Club (2005), Canadian Cultural Center, Paris France. He recently completed two public art projects in Toronto; Drift (2013), and a collaborative sculpture with fellow artist Nestor Kruger, Fountaingrove (2014). He will be participating in Imago Mundi, in Venice, Italy (2016).

 

Cesta’s work has been included in public and private collections such as, Museum London, London Ont. Canada, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, The Macdonald Stuart Art Centre, Guelph Ont. Canada, The National Gallery of Canada Library and Archive, Ottawa, Canada, The Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec, Canada. His recent works can be read as meditations on urban streetscapes and the transformation of prosaic objects and materials. The work draws upon the tradition of personal interventions in public spaces.